IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 9, 2021
Mr. Manchin (for himself, Mrs. Capito, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. Romney, Mr. Cotton, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Tester, Mr. Cruz, and Ms. Duckworth) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration
To authorize the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the lying in state of the remains of the last Medal of Honor recipient of World War II, in order to honor the Greatest Generation and the more than 16,000,000 men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States from 1941 to 1945.
Honoring Hershel Woodrow
Woody Williams as the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient of World War II
Use of rotunda
Upon his death, Hershel Woodrow
Woody Williams, who is the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor for acts performed during World War II, shall be permitted to lie in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol if he or his next of kin so elects.
The Architect of the Capitol, under the direction of the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, shall take the necessary steps to implement subsection (a).